inconsistency noun

ADJ. serious | glaring | apparent | internal Researchers have found that internal inconsistencies in hospital case notes are common. | logical

VERB + INCONSISTENCY contain | be filled with The script is filled with logical inconsistencies. | lead to, result in The lack of a clear set of competition rules resulted in inconsistency in the awarding of prizes. | find, see, spot The program has found an inconsistency in the database files. She was quick to spot the inconsistencies between his two reports. | point out, reveal Commentators have pointed out the inconsistencies in the government's financial policy. | remove, resolve The amendment will remove the inconsistency between the two laws.

INCONSISTENCY + VERB emerge | creep in, creep into sth Inconsistencies began to creep into his testimony.

PREP. ~ in inconsistencies in the evidence